Peter Heller

We are delighted to welcome back, in real-life if all holds to plan a writer we remember from his non-fiction writing days, who has become one of the more well-received novelists of his generation, Peter Heller. Author of such popular works as The Dog Stars, The River, Celine, The Painter, and Hell or High Water, he is here for the just-released paperback of last year’s The Guide (Vintage). 

“Heller presents another brilliantly paced, unnerving wilderness thriller paired with an absorbing depiction of a remote natural paradise. … Masterful evocations of nature are not surprising, given Heller’s award-winning nonfiction about his own outdoor experiences, while his ability to inject shocking menace into a novel that might otherwise serve as a lyrical paean to nature is remarkable.”—Booklist

“Heller’s lush descriptions of fishing and river country are matched with a riveting, surprising mystery that captures the difference between the filthy rich and everyone else. The novel’s speculative approach to the lingering effects of Covid-19 is frightening in its subtlety and one of the book’s special charms. Readers looking for a credible couple and a story of redemption will love this.”—Publishers Weekly

Peter Heller is the poet laureate of the literary thriller.” —Michael Koryta.

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The Guide: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984898968
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - May 10th, 2022

The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 6:00pm
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